Yankee God is Dead, A Soccer Fan is Born

July 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm (Uncategorized)

R.I.P. Bob Sheppard

The 2010 All-Star Break has been a tough week for New Yorkers.  While we all love to hate the Boss, Mr. Steinbrenner, I’m still grieving the passing of fellow Baldwinite and the voice of God, Bob Sheppard.

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My favorite non-baseball work of Sheppard’s is Billy Crystal’s one-man show, 700 Sundays. His booming voice asked my BoSox loving theatre companion and I to turn our cell phones off.

As for Steinbrenner, I prefer to remember him like this and this.

Today, the Yankee franchise starts a new era in their new stadium, but I have to admit South Africa enthralled me with Fútbol.  Could DC United be the first non-New York team I root for?  A budding love for the world’s pastime or am I just another American who mocks the MLS and cares every four years? What’s the MLS you say?–My point exactly. To be continued…

Till then, Go American League!

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